Sensor based controlled leg type automatic landing system for aerial vehicles

Yusuke Komatsuzaki, Takahiro Doi, Kenjiro Tadakuma

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Hovering is an indispensable function of helicopters for the tasks on uneven terrain. But hovering is dangerous and needs high control technique of the operator and a large amount of fuel. Therefore, we have been proposed Leg Type landing gear system for aerial vehicles that can adapt to uneven terrain as a substitute for hovering. We named this automatic landing system on uneven terrain ALS. In this paper, the developed ALS that consists of ultrasonic distance sensors, micro switches, and leg system is introduced. Experimental results of landing on uneven terrain with hanging cord, flight and landing without cord and measurement of power consumption are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982875
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 5
Event15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 302016 Nov 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Other15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Aerial vehicle
  • Drone
  • Hovering
  • Landing gear
  • Leg system
  • Ultrasonic distance sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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